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Eden Espinosa (born February 2, 1978 in Anaheim, California) is an American singer and stage actress. Events 962 - Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Events 962 - Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is the branch of the Performing arts defined by Bernard Beckerman as what "occurs when one An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works She is the daughter of the Christian composer Eddie Espinosa. 
Eden Espinosa's parents are Eddie and Elsie Espinosa, both public school teachers. She also has a brother named Eddie.
Espinosa began singing at the age of three and performing at age five.  After graduating from Canyon High School, she worked at local theme parks such as Disneyland and Universal Studios prior to being discovered by the BKLYN casting director. Canyon High School can refer to Canyon High School (Anaheim California Canyon High School (Santa Clarita California Canyon Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American Brooklyn The Musical is a musical with a book lyrics and music by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson  Espinosa worked on creating the title role of the musical at the Denver Civic Theatre for nearly two years. Prior to BKLYN's Broadway run at the Plymouth Theatre, Espinosa made her Broadway debut in the original company of Stephen Schwartz's musical Wicked, where she also served as Idina Menzel's standby as Elphaba. Brooklyn The Musical is a musical with a book lyrics and music by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson Stephen Lawrence Schwartz (born March 6, 1948) is an American Musical theater lyricist and Composer. Wicked is a musical with songs and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. Idina Kim Menzel (born May 30 1971 is an American Tony Award winning Actress, Singer and Songwriter who achieved fame for her An understudy is a theatrical term for someone who learns the lines and blocking/choreography of a leading actor or actress in a theatrical play. Elphaba Thropp is the name given to the Wicked Witch of the West in Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory At one point, Espinosa continuously performed in the role for a month, while Menzel was busy shooting the film Ask The Dust in South Africa. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Espinosa departed Wicked in August, 2004. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " BKLYN began its Broadway run on October 24, 2004 and closed on June 26, 2005. Brooklyn The Musical is a musical with a book lyrics and music by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson Events 69 - Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus the commander of the Danube armies loyal to Vespasian, defeat "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
Shortly after BKLYN closed, another opportunity for Espinosa to rejoin Wicked arose. Brooklyn The Musical is a musical with a book lyrics and music by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson Wicked is a musical with songs and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. Actress Stephanie J. Block was injured on the musical's National Tour, and was unable to perform for the tour's stop in San Francisco. Stephanie J Block (born Stephanie Janette Block on September 19, 1972) is an American stage Actress and member of The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city Espinosa temporarily replaced Block as "Elphaba" from August 5 to September 11, 2005. Events 642 - Battle of Maserfield - Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Bernicia. Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
On January 10, 2006 Espinosa replaced actress Shoshana Bean as Elphaba, returning to the Gershwin Theatre once again. Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Shoshana Elise Bean (born September 1, 1977) is an American stage Actress and Singer known for her roles in Broadway Elphaba Thropp is the name given to the Wicked Witch of the West in Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory The George Gershwin Theatre is a legitimate Broadway theatre located at 222 West 51st Street in midtown- Manhattan in the Paramount Plaza For this role she won the Broadway. com Audience Award for Favorite Female Replacement.  She left the Broadway production on October 8, 2006 and was replaced by Ana Gasteyer. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Events 314 - Roman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Ana Kristina Gasteyer (born May 4, 1967) is an American actress and Comedian. She then reprised the role of "Elphaba" alongside former co-star Megan Hilty in the Los Angeles production of Wicked, which opened on February 21, 2007 at the Pantages Theatre. Megan Hilty (born Megan Kathleen Hilty on March 29, 1981 in Bellevue Washington, U Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Events 362 - Athanasius returns to Alexandria. 1245 - Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Pantages Theatre, formerly known as RKO Pantages Theatre, is located at Hollywood and Vine (6233 Hollywood Boulevard) Hollywood California Espinosa left the Los Angeles company on December 30, 2007. Events 1460 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield. 1816 - The Treaty of St Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. She was replaced by Caissie Levy. Caissie Levy (born ca 1981 in Hamilton Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian stage Actress and Singer.
Espinosa can be heard on the Original Concept Cast Recording of the musical Bright Lights, Big City, as well as the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS benefit Recording of Hair. Hair The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a Rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt In addition to her theatre credits, Espinosa has appeared on various television shows; including Law & Order, Robot Chicken, Ugly Betty, and most recently Dog Whisperer. Law & Order is an American Police procedural and Legal drama television series created by Dick Wolf. Robot Chicken is an Emmy -Award Winning American Stop motion animated television series created by Seth Green and Matthew Ugly Betty is an American television Comedy-drama series starring America Ferrera in the title role along with Eric Mabius Dog Whisperer - TV is an Emmy Award -nominated National Geographic Channel series that premiered in September 13, 2004.
Espinosa starred in a production of Flora the Red Menace which ran at UCLA's Freud Playhouse from May 6-18, 2008. Flora the Red Menace is a musical with a book by David Thompson music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United 
Espinosa took on the role of Maureen in Rent from Nicolette Hart on May 30, 2008 and will finish the show's run on Broadway. Rent is a Rock musical, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini 's Opera La Bohème